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achillea

[ak-uh-lee-uh, uh-kil-ee-uh] /ˌæk əˈli ə, əˈkɪl i ə/
noun
1.
any composite plant of the genus Achillea, having toothed or divided leaves and flat-topped clusters of flowers, and including the yarrow and sneezewort.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus), Latin Achillēa, feminine noun based on Greek Achílleios name for various plants, literally, of Achilles, associated with curative plants by his healing of Telephus in the Troy legends; see -a2
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achillea

/ˌækɪˈliːə/
noun
1.
any plant of the N temperate genus Achillea, with white, yellow, or purple flowers, some species of which are widely grown as garden plants: family Asteraceae (composites) See also sneezewort, yarrow
Word Origin
from Achilles, who was credited with discovering medicinal properties in the plant
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